This year the WILD RUN charity run will be held for the seventh time!
We will run on the winding paths of the Wroclaw Zoo at a distance of 10 km on October 8, 2023.
You can also participate in the Wild Run virtually from any corner of the world!
We also invite teenagers to run at 1km and children for a 100m run.
This year income of Wild Run will be donated to save endangered animals of Africa.
Every runner of Wild Run 2023 is going to support:
- scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) and addax in a project operated by SAHARA CONSERVATION, where the animals will be reintroduced in different places of the Sahara and Sahel;
- ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) in Madagascar. The Lemur Rescue Center – RENIALA cares for animals confiscated or burned during grass burning. Under the supervision of specialists, they recover and are released back to nature;
- African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) in South Africa run by the SANCCOB organization, which cares for seabirds on the coast of South Africa at a rehabilitation center and also rescues hundreds of discarded, late hatched or orphaned cape penguin chicks;
- African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) conducted by the AFRICAN AQUATIC CONSERVATION FUND in Senegal, an organization dedicated to manatee research and monitoring, as well as spreading awareness in the local community about the conservation of the species;
- turtles in West Africa run by the AFRICAN CHELONIAN INSTITUTE, an institution that saves turtle species threatened by illegal trade. The foundation has helped build enclosures and breed desert tortoises (Centrochelys sulcata) and Adanson’s mud turtle (Pelusios adansonii) and supported educational activities to protect sea turtles (Cheloniidae);
- turtles in Madagascar run by TURTLE SURVIVAL ALLIANCE, an organization that protects turtles around the world, including Madagascar. The foundation helps fund the upkeep of radiated tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) massively confiscated from poachers and smugglers;
- Sahara fauna in Tunisia, including fennecs (Vulpes zerda). The project is led by MARWELL WILDLIFE, which reintroduces oryx (Oryx dammah) and is monitoring the Sahel-Sahara region through surveys and phototraps;
- okapi (Okapia johnstoni) in the Democratic Republic of Congo led by WILDLIFE CONSERVATION GLOBAL, which aims to protect the natural habitat of the endangered okapi and indigenous Mbuti pygmies living in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve;
We invite you to take part in Wild Run 2023. Let’s save African’s fauna with us!